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Exhibition of Indian Art at the Rustique Cafe

Although Shalimar is primarily a bookshop, we have, through Soma, retained a section on Indian folk craft and Indian art. At present we have an exhibition of selected paintings at the Rustique Literary Cafe in Tufnell Park.

This cafe is a favourite for the local community – as well as regular exhibitions of art, there are also shelves of books – for sale or just for reading over your coffee. When the sun shines, the back garden is a delight.

Do visit, and if you can’t make it you can see a wide selection at our shop in Kennington – including some beautiful original Gond art paintings.


Shalimar distributing Orient BlackSwan

Shalimar Books is very pleased to announce that we have been appointed distributors for the UK and Europe of Orient BlackSwan and Permanent Black, as well as the publishers distributed in India by Orient BlackSwan.


Understanding Caste: From Buddha to Ambedkar and Beyond by Gail Omvedt

Orient BlackSwan is one of India’s best known and most respected publishing houses. Incorporated in 1948, the consistent emphasis of their publishing has been on quality.

They publish well-researched academic books by distinguished authors; interesting and informative general and trade books such as Indian literature in translation, books for children, Tracts for the Times, a series on contemporary social, cultural and political issues, popular books on the environment, mathematics and science; and distinctive school textbooks reputed for their high quality, relevance and affordability.

Through their associate company, Universities Press, they offer cutting edge professional books in biotechnology, computer science, engineering, home science, management and medicine.

Permanent Black was set up in 2000 and very quickly established a reputation as one of India’s most prestigious academic imprints. They now have well over 300 books in print and have published the region’s most eminent scholars.

Two series published by Permanent Black are – The Indian Century (editors Ramachandra Guha and Sunil Khilnani), and Nature, Culture, Conservation (editors Mahesh Rangarajan and K. Ullas Karanth).

The full list of publishers we will be handling along with Orient BlackSwan and Permanent Black are Sangam Books, Universities Press, Social Science Press and Tata Institute of Social Sciences.


Beyond the World of Apu by John W. Hood

Subject areas covered include Anthropology and Ethnography, Dalit Studies, Economics and Development Studies, Education and Psychology, Environmental Studies, Film, Media and Culture Studies, Gender Studies, Health and Disability Studies, History, Literature and Language (including literature in translation), Political Science, Sociology.

Shalimar Books will be stocking titles published by these publishers over the past four years, and a selection of their backlist. Older titles will be available to order (estimated time for procurement 14-21 days). Some titles are already on our website – we will be updating regularly.

Indian literature in English translation – stock titles can be found here, along with some titles on cinema.

Trade representation will be through Global Book Marketing.Facebooktwitterredditlinkedinmail